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Rifle  


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Description 

The home of Rifle Mountain Park - home of the some of best hard sport limestone climbing in America.

Getting There 

Right off I70 at exit 90.

Climbing Season

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369 Total Routes

['4 Stars',38],['3 Stars',130],['2 Stars',154],['1 Star',45],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',6],['5.8',6],['5.9',18],['5.10',42],['5.11',73],['5.12',118],['5.13',91],['>=5.14',12],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rifle:
Merry Maids   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ice Cave Walls
80 Feet of Meat   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Feline   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ice Cave Walls
Rumor Has It   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave
Rehabilitator   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Defenseless Betty   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Fossil Family   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Nappy Dugout
Ricochet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Genesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary
Cardinal Sin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Easy Skankin'   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pinch Fest   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
Pretty Hate Machine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
I Am Not A Philistine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pump-O-Rama   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
The Beast with Two Backs   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wasteland
Beer Run   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
The Beast   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wasteland
Apocalypse '91   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Sprayathon   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
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Featured Route For Rifle
The kneebar in the middle of the route is good enough to do this kind of self-portrait wankery. (I was hanging out and realized I still had my disposable camera in a cargo pocket.) It may not look like it in this photo, but this route is an incredibly fun journey on beautiful stone.

Easy Skankin' 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
How about six stars on a three star scale? Smack dab in the middle of the Anti-Phil is a pounded out bit of turf with a dozen killer lines firing straight off the turf. Easy Skankin' is in the left side of this cluster. Scramble up a bit to the first clip and follow a complex face to a grey/blue head wall. The route never gets very steep, although it feels as though it were a bit past vertical most of the way (the rope can't lie however, and the net gain in angle is pretty small). Pick up some ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Rifle Slideshow Add Photo
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Climb.
Climb.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Debaser.
Debaser.
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan.
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Ben K. climbing.
Ben K. climbing.

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